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Finance Analyst – ERP Implementation
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||17-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||TA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-B|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||364 Days|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace, and security.
Under the overall guidance of the DMA Deputy Director, Financial Management in Headquarters (HQ) and the daily supervision of the Regional Finance Specialist, the Finance Analyst is responsible for providing back-fill support during the ERP implementation period to support the Regional Finance Specialist/s as well as to all the offices in the Region as necessary to ensure capacity and support; assistance with development projects for the finance users of UN Women for better business practices and controls as well as automation; ensuring all finance users are compliant with and trained in the accounting standards, financial regulations and rules, policies and procedures; assisting Finance Section HQ in dedicated support, training, advice for Regional Offices, Multi-Country Offices and COs (ROs/MCOs/COs); and supports the Regional Finance Specialist in acting as the focal point for the Region in co-ordination with Finance Section HQ, as well as finance users in ROs and MCOs/COs.
The Finance Analyst support staff of the ROs and MCOs/COs Finance Units. The Finance Analyst works in close collaboration with Regional Finance Specialist and Finance Section HQ, Programme and Operations colleagues, teams at the country level, UNDP staff and Government officials ensuring high performance and efficiency in Finance.
UN Women uses PeopleSoft ERP system, referred to internally as “Atlas” which was implemented in 2004 and comprises various modules including, Accounts Payable, Contracts Module (used for management of revenues and receivables), General Ledger, Treasury Module, Human Resources, Grants and Project Management, Bank-to-Book (B2B) and Asset Management modules. Given the decentralized nature of UN Women’s operations with presence in over 60 country offices, access to the Atlas is controlled via customized user profiles and access rights which permit users to access and perform specified functions in accordance with their approved access rights. UN Women has embarked on the process of migrating from the current PeopleSoft ERP to Oracle Cloud ERP in order to improve internal processes and keep up with evolving industry standards. The implementation of the Oracle Cloud ERP will be staggered with target dates for the roll-out of different modules spread from the second half of 2021 and 2022.
Due to their central role FMS plays in the accounting function at UN Women, FMS will be heavily involved in the implementation of the Oracle Cloud ERP including the review and configuration of the Chart of Accounts in the new ERP and play a key role in the configuration of all modules in the new ERP that result in recording of financial transactions, which is a cross-cutting function across all business owners of the ERP.
NOTE: The duration of the assignment is for 364 days. Whereas an external candidate will be offered a temporary appointment, subject to release agreements, staff members in UN Women may be administered as a temporary assignment and staff members in the UN Common system may be administered under a loan arrangement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Regional / field support – New ERP Formulation and Implementation
Support the Regional Finance Specialist in Coordinating the financial planning, analysis, and provision of services to the CO/MCO/RO in accordance with UN Women internal control framework, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Support the Regional Finance Specialist in Coordinating the monitoring and oversight of financial systems in accordance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Support the Regional Finance Specialist in Coordinating financial reporting in the CO/MCO/RO in accordance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Support the Regional Finance Specialist in Coordinating the audit process in accordance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Support the Regional Finance Specialist in Coordinating programme/ project budgets in accordance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Support the Regional Finance Specialist in Coordinating financial training and communication for the CO/MCO/RO
Participate in knowledge management and capacity building
Financial tasks, approving and certifying function
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.